be seated. (anxious sigh) morning, your honor. defense waives reading; asks that all charges be dismissed, in that my client was acting out of necessity. he was coming to the aid of mr. fung lao, whose laundromat was in the process of being robbed at gunpoint. judge: whoa, whoa, whoa. guilty or not guilty. those are your two choices. not guilty, judge. okay. question... and i ask that all charges be dismissed, in that my client was acting as a good samaritan. whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa. first case, counsel? no, your honor. as if. well, the way this works is we go through a little fact-finding process... the facts aren't in dispute. my client walked in on an attempted armed robbery. the legal defense of "necessity..." hold on. your honor, sometimes in the interest of judicial economy, and convenience to the witnesses, cases can be expedited. counsel... trials are expensive. they can bankrupt rich people. as for the poor, forget it. this could cost damien winslow his house, if only he had a house, which of course he never will. why? 'cause he's poor. counsel. as for the witnesses, they're here today. we can get this thing over with. how many here for this case? look at that. unbelievable. is that not unbelievable?